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El Chaleco

Avenida Costa del Sol, 37, 18690 Almunecar, Spain
+34 958 632 402
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Ranked #3 of 116 restaurants in Almunecar
Certificate of Excellence 2013
Price range: $10 - $26
Cuisines: French
Good for: Romance, Doing business, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Restaurant details
Good for: Romance, Doing business, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
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168 reviews from our community

92% Recommend
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English first
Colchester, United Kingdom
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2014

We are regulars here. We come at least 8-10 times a year. In all this time we have never been disappointed - Truly excellent.

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LydiaElchaleco, Propriétaire at El Chaleco, responded to this review

Hello Miser Ron B. Whole team of El Chaleco thank you for the note that you give us We are at your service to make you spend a pleasant time. Any team thanks you again. Lydia, Renaud,Carmen,stephane More

Copenhagen, Denmark
Senior Contributor
45 reviews 45 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2014

The food is very good, freshly made. Pleasent people running the restaurant. Nice selection of wines at fair prices. We have been to El Chaleco several times and we will be back. Very recommendable.

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LydiaElchaleco, Propriétaire at El Chaleco, responded to this review

Hello Mister We were very happy to receive your message on Tripadvisor all the staff of Chaleco thank you for your positive opinion and hope to see you soon. Any team thanks you again. Lydia, Renaud,Carmen,stephane More

Almunecar, Spain
Contributor
12 reviews 12 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2014

Very nice food, was pleasantly surprised. Nice fresh vegetables on the side too. Would be very happy to return again soon.

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LydiaElchaleco, Propietario at El Chaleco, responded to this review

Mr. Sian Burto Thank You for your good review,we hope you review the El Chaleco starting from the month of February. The whole team wishes you a good 2014. Lydia,Renaud,Carmen,Stephane. More

London
Reviewer
5 reviews 5 reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2013

When you tire of the fried seafood in Almunecar, take a trip up the hill to El Chaleco on the edge of town. This excellent French restaurant served us fat North Atlantic scallops, turbot 'le roi des poissons', and home made ravioli, all cooked to perfection. Delicious and kindly service from the hostess whom seems equally at ease in Spanish,... More

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LydiaElchaleco, Propriétaire at El Chaleco, responded to this review

Hello, Thank you very much for the time and your opinion on the restaurant el chaleco we all read with pleasure your good assessments the whole team this seal has me to thank you and we hope to see you again soon among us. Lydia Renaud Carmen Stéphane. More

Brighton, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
24 reviews 24 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2013

It was that good, we came back with my Brother five days later! 1st time on the 15th July, we picked from the surprise menu: small portions, but very good! One lady could speak very good english, the other poco! not an issue. The only complaint worth mentioning, on my 2nd return with my brother & his wife which both... More

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LydiaElchaleco, Propriétaire at El Chaleco, responded to this review

Sir Strirling Thank you very much for your opinion; it is true that during the holidays we have children and unfortunately some parents little attentive, we are sorry for this inconvenience.If you give us the pleasure to come we review out holiday you will find that the atmosphere is totally different.On behalf of all the team thank you again. Lydia,... More

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5 reviews 5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2013 via mobile

We visited the restaurant on the evening of the 7th August. The welcome was very warm and the Maître d' (a French lady) was able to converse in Spanish, French and English which was a bonus as my Spanish is fairly lame! My wife and I ordered from the three course menu at a price of 21.95 € each (plus... More

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LydiaElchaleco, Propriétaire at El Chaleco, responded to this review

Mr. Paul P_F, We have read with attention your article on the restaurant El Chaleco in Almunecar;we decided to offer more choices to the menu child from that day this thanks to you and your family. Thank you for the constructive criticism and we have help. The whole team this seal has me to thank you for your help and... More

Aalborg, Denmark
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2013

We visited El Chaleco Tuesday the 23th of July 2013. It was my farther's 48th birthday and from the minute we entered the resturante we felt welcome. The staff came promptly and recommended a glass of champagne while waiting for the rest of my family. The food was beautiful, simple, inspiring and tasty. The local wine had a fine price... More

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LydiaElchaleco, Propriétaire at El Chaleco, responded to this review

Mr Trajerg, Really large a thank you for all your praises, we read with attention your opinion and we very sincerely thank you for the kindness of your remarks. Thank you as for time as you devoted has to write your criticism. All the team this joint has me, Lydie, Renaud, Carmen, Stephan. More

La Herradura, Spain
Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2012

El Chaleco restaurant is a great favourite for my Husband and I, for us the most prestigeous restaurant in Almunecar, it is always a happy occasion to experience a romantic dinner and enjoy the Chef´s exciting specials, his creations and artistry are outstanding The whole team are attentive and professional, and deserve the highest accolades-from start to finsh, always a... More

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LydiaElchaleco, Propriétaire at El Chaleco, responded to this review

Madam, Sir, We read with great interest your kind notice about the restaurant El Chaleco, entire team thank you very much your kindness our, thank you for help. Lydie, Renaud, Carmen, Stéphane. More

Rotterdam
Top Contributor
136 reviews 136 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
147 helpful votes 147 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2012

We celebrated my daughters birthday last july at El Chaleco with a group of seven. Besides us there was only one other table occupied. This suprised me as the reviews on trip advisor are excellent? The menu was good, as was the food. Not great but good. Perhaps the price is a little bit to high compared to the quality... More

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LydiaElchaleco, Propriétaire at El Chaleco, responded to this review

sir, We thank you for your comments, we do our best to try to please everyone, and it is not always easy. We hope to see you and understand further that way you are less appreciated. The team greet you, Lydia, Renaud, Carmen, stéphane. We thank you for your comments, we do our best to try to please everyone, and... More

London
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2012

This is our favourite restaurant and we can't come out here without making at least one booking. The service is attentive and personal and you are made to feel very welcome. The food is always presented wonderfully. We love to try the specials but can always find something we want on the normal menu. If you are in the area... More

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LydiaElchaleco, Propriétaire at El Chaleco, responded to this review

Thank you Mr. Plummer Thank you for the time taken for your positive review. It is always a pleasure to have the opinion of an expert It is with joy that we welcome you to El Chaleco and we thank you for your loyalty we will always do our best to serve you better. The team greet you, Lydia, Renaud,... More

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